XWRI-035 Writing the Feature Length Screenplay

XWRI-035 Writing the Feature Length Screenplay

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Course Details

Writing the Feature Length Screenplay is an advanced level course building on introductory screenwriting skills and elements.  During this six-week course students will either develop an idea for an original motion picture or rewrite the draft of an existing screenplay.  Class sessions will be rigorous and challenging consisting primarily of group readings and open critiques.  Students should arrive to the first class prepared to discuss the idea and status of the screenplay concept they plan to pursue.  Writers of both intermediate and advanced levels are welcome. Successful completion of Introduction to Screenwriting, a similar course or permission of the instructor is required. 

Course Objectives


Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to: 


  • Develop the idea and write the first act of an engaging feature length screenplay
  • Rewrite an existing screenplay (if applicable) 
  • Gain a greater critical and artistic sensibility as a writer
  • Understand the basics of the business of screenwriting




Course Registration

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart" below.

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More Information

For more information or to speak with a program advisor, please complete the Request More Information Form, send an email to ccpeprograms@georgetown.edu, or call (202) 687-7000.

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to Screenwriting or permission of instructor.


XWRI-035 - 01 Writing the Feature Length Screenplay    
2015 - Spring 2015 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
21 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
11 Apr 2015 to 2 May 2015
Class Schedule: 6 Sessions
Contact Hours: 18.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    495.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
CCPE Info Session Discount
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave
Instructors: Kevin Downs
Section Notes:  There will be no class on Saturday, April 4, 2015.  

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